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Tribal/State Disaster Recovery Coordinator (NQS)
Interim Guidance
11/12/2021 3:48:59 PM
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Last Major Release
NQS Position
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Tribal/State Disaster Recovery Coordinator (T/SDRC) oversees interagency long-term recovery operations related to declared disasters
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The T/SDRC: 1. Oversees interagency recovery efforts related to declared disasters 2. Establishes and maintains contact with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership, including the regional administrator, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC), Local/Tribal Disaster Recovery Manager (L/TDRM), and Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) 3. Establishes and maintains contact with senior local, state, tribal, and territorial elected and administrative officials, the Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO), and Local, State, Tribal, or Territorial Emergency Management Director, as applicable 4. Drives development of and approves overarching strategy for disaster recovery operations 5. Establishes and maintains recovery priorities on behalf of the chief elected official 6. Coordinates disaster-related mitigation planning priorities and projects with the State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) 7. Assists the Command and General Staff by supporting the development of associated plans and the completion of mission objectives/priorities 8. Supports operational transition from response phase to recovery phase 9. Leads the identification and analysis of long-term recovery impacts and needs 10. Coordinates local, state, tribal, or territorial long-term disaster recovery efforts 11. Helps establish the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) and interagency recovery coordination operational framework to support mission goals 12. Identifies and accesses technical and financial resources available from local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal agencies 13. Oversees budgets and expenditures to steward the public trust and ensure effectiveness of disaster recovery operations 14. Manages a unified communications strategy for recovery assistance available to applicants, communities, and members of the public 15. Coordinates and oversees the local, state, tribal, or territorial Recovery Support Functions (RSF) 16. Ensures active RSF engagement and facilitates communication between all functions 17. Works with impacted communities to clearly define recovery vision and goals
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-215: Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process 4. IS-253: Overview of FEMA's Environmental and Historic Preservation Review 5. IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management 6. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 7. IS-393: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation 8. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 9. IS-403: Introduction to Individual Assistance 10. IS-558: Public Works and Disaster Recovery 11. IS-634: Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program 12. IS-660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships 13. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 14. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 15. IS-775: Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations 16. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 17. IS-1160: Damage Assessment Operations Training 18. IS-2700: National Mitigation Framework, An Introduction 19. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview 20. E/L0202: Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Officials 21. E/L0208: State Coordinating Officer 22. E/L0209: State Recovery Planning and Coordination 23. E/L0210: Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role 24. E/L0376: State Public Assistance Operations
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Tribal/State Disaster Recovery Coordinator, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Executive leadership experience
Physical/Medical FitnessNIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical / Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss specific authorities based on incident needs
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Tribal/State Disaster Recovery Coordinator, latest edition adopted
FEMA, 509: State Coordinating Officer
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Disaster Recovery Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
FEMA, Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan (FIOP), August 2016
FEMA, Response FIOP, August 2016
FEMA, Mitigation FIOP, August 2016